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The International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Speakers corner

One of the stands in the Innovation Fair will be used by FAO staff to present some of their work on agricultural innovation in an informal setting. The time table of presentations, with the presenters’ names, is provided below:

21 November

13.00: Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) on Capacity development for agricultural innovation systems
Karin Nichterlein, FAO Research and Extension Unit,

13.15:    Innovative new fish smoking and drying technique – the FTT Kiln
Aina Randrianantoandro/Omar Penarubia, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division 

13.30: New biotechnologies in crop improvement             
Chikelu Mba, FAO Plant Production and Protection Division

13.45:    Promoting agroecological approaches in the support of wild pollinators to support nutrition security of smallholder farmers
Abram Bicksler, FAO Plant Production and Protection Division

22 November

12.45:    New pest monitoring technologies - FAMEWS / Nuru
Keith Cressman/David Hughes, FAO Plant Production and Protection Division

13.00:    Solar power in agriculture
Lucie Pluschke, FAO Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department

13.15: Earth observation to increase water productivity (Water Productivity Assessment - WAPOR)
Livia Peiser, FAO Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department

13:30: Innovations in FAO’s Kenya country programme: Agribusiness, livestock and land
Tian Cai, FAO Kenya Office